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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science at St John Rigby College

Course description

Students enjoy this course because they can tailor their assessments around their own sport specialism and really deepen their own personal understanding and skill levels, The course offers opportunities to use their theoretical knowledge and apply it to practical situations.

Course content

18 different units are covered during this two year course. Core units include The Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport where aspects of the body and its systems are studied. Students will also have the opportunity to study various scientific sports modules. Students are expected to complete a two week voluntary work placement as part of their studies.

Throughout the year pupils complete a full portfolio which contains evidence of the completion of tasks. Assignments are set approximately every six weeks for each unit of study. Students must be well organised and disciplined as there are occasions when there is more than one deadline to be met in the same week.

Entry requirements

College entry (please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 24 for further details)


18 units of study

100% Portfolio assessment.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course prepares students for a career in the sport, health, leisure and fitness industries or in teaching.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: SP-ED
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